Oxford World's Classics: The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear (World Classics)

Oxford World's Classics: The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear (World Classics)

William Shakespeare

King Lear, generally thought of Shakespeare's so much deeply relocating, passionately expressed, and intellectually formidable play, has customarily been edited from the revised model published within the First Folio of 1623, with additions from the 4to of 1608. Now for the 1st time, this new quantity offers the complete, scholarly version to be dependent firmly at the 4to, now famous because the base textual content from which all others derive. A thorough, attractively written creation indicates how the paintings grew slowly in Shakespeare's mind's eye, fed by way of years of studying, considering, and event as a useful dramatist. This editition includes a brand new, modern-spelling textual content; a whole index to the advent and statement; construction images and similar paintings. The on-page observation and designated notes to this variation supply serious assist in knowing the language and dramaturgy when it comes to the theaters within which King Lear used to be first played. extra sections reprint the early ballad, which used to be one of the play's earliest assets, and supply extra publications to figuring out and appreciating one of many maximum masterworks of Western civilization.

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